Admitting failure

The American Conservative
by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

06/02/08

Surge supporters say the strategy accomplished its goal of reducing violence. To what end is still unknown. Stateside, the surge provided the Bush administration and its Republican foot soldiers with a valuable grace period, perhaps until the fall elections. For now, Americans are preoccupied with mortgages and miles per gallon. But a growing chorus from the highest echelon of the military suggests the surge was an elaborate farce that stuck a multi-billion-dollar Band-Aid on a gaping wound while escalating the disintegration of the Armed Forces...

//www.amconmag.com/2008/2008_06_02/article1.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Government and Press/Media Cover-Ups

by Dennis Cuddy

Another example involves Iraq. The Bush administration keeps telling us about the success of the military surge. However, it fails to inform the public that after five years in Iraq, there are still water shortages and electricity only 2-5 hours a day. Garbage isn’t collected for days or weeks, and many Iraqi government employees want bribes to provide services........

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